The Week's Links: August 22, 2014

All the links posted on social networks this week:

  • 6 Ways Your Brain Tries To Kill Your Ideas And How To Fight Them http://owl.li/As88E
  • ◉ Recommended: Company http://owl.li/ArsfU
  • The End of Authentication. You just discovered a Vermeer in your aunt’s basement. But who will verify if it is real? http://owl.li/As7K0
  • Forgeries Gone Wild! How widespread is art forgery?owl.li/As7wP
  • Uber for Art Forgeries. how to score that painting you have always wanted. owl.li/As7ku
  • The anti-Facebook: one in four American neighborhoods are now using this private social network owl.li/ArL8A
  • This Is Not a Vermeer™ Can anyone own a masterpiece? owl.li/As6H4
  • ◉ Oxford University Press and the Making of a Bookowl.li/Aro5U
  • Facebook’s New Policy Is Damaging Nonprofits - Nonprofit Quarterly owl.li/Aq9ob
  • The Creativity Top 5: The Best Brand Ideas of the Week owl.li/As44z
  • Best Books You Won’t Read in School owl.li/Aq35t
  • ◉ Portugal Hyperlapse/Timelapse (Lisbon & Sesimbra) - smartercreativity.com/blog/2014/8/20…
  • ◉ Recommended: Machine Man owl.li/Ars5b
  • Apple Beats Bud, Nike and GE to Win the 2014 Emmy for Best Commercial owl.li/As2uW
  • 5 Things UX And UI Designers Could Learn From Wes Anderson owl.li/Aq30T
  • 89 Essential Quotes About Design - Print Magazineowl.li/Aq2EI
  • Best Concert Movies Ever Made owl.li/Aq2Bf
  • Humans need not apply owl.li/ApX3F
  • Happy 100th Birthday To Legendary Graphic Designer Paul Rand owl.li/Aq2sX
  • ◉ A Day of Grace with Boston Ballet owl.li/ArnzK
  • 6 Creatives And Their Curious Relationships With Sleep owl.li/ApWV8
  • Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internetowl.li/Aq28m
  • When will Twitter no longer be Twitter? Twitter Starts to Change the Central Logic of Its Service owl.li/Axr6V
  • Great series by Re/code: I Want It, and I Want It Now — It’s Time for Instant Gratification owl.li/ApWQv
  • ◉ Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain -smartercreativity.com/blog/2014/8/18…
  • ◉ Recommended: Jennifer Government owl.li/ArrMy
  • Sleep and the economy: A little problem with the jobs recovery | The Economist owl.li/ApXDj
  • Apologies From The Creator Of The Pop-Up Adowl.li/Aq2PX
  • The Reluctantly Quantified Parent owl.li/ApWF7
  • The Internet's Original Sin owl.li/ApVfC
  • Amazing: Peek Inside The World’s Forbidden Subway Tunnels owl.li/ApAMD
  • America’s Tumbleweeds Are Actually Russian Invaders owl.li/ApzqR
  • Are You a Geek or a Nerd? owl.li/ApAJW
  • How To Come Back To Work After A Vacation Without Being Miserable owl.li/ApzoB
  • ◉ Chris Jones: Storytelling is magic owl.li/ArnpX
  • ◉ J'adore Paris -smartercreativity.com/blog/2014/8/17…
  • Eight Diseases To Watch Out For At the Beachowl.li/ApAGs
  • The Best Features of Facebook Messenger You're Probably Not Using owl.li/ApwQe
  • Exciting: PBS Digital Studios' first scripted, multiplatform series "Frankenstein, MD" premieres today! owl.li/AuwdY
  • ◉ Recommended: The Genius of Design owl.li/ArruB
  • The Mystery of Murakami owl.li/ApAEI
  • The Most Creative Women In Advertising owl.li/ApVsY
  • The Essays That Got Applicants Into Harvard Business School owl.li/Apvsk
  • Using Tableau and Google Analytics to Build Beautiful, Useful Maps owl.li/AoV4V
  • ‘Panteon de Dolores’, A Cartoon Light Show Performed on Tombstones in a Mexican Cemeteryowl.li/AoV3b
  • Digital To-Do Lists Are Fine, But What Really Motivates Us? owl.li/AoTzx
  • The Economist explains: Why Ebola won't become a pandemic owl.li/AoV10
  • ◉ George Balanchine and NYC Ballet owl.li/Arnh8
  • A Photographer Puts You Face-to-Face With Sharks, by Swimming Uncaged owl.li/AoOeC
  • We Are Verbs: Human Existence as Perpetual Becoming owl.li/AoTK4
  • Amazing! This will be used in live performances very soon: Face-tracking projection owl.li/ArMwb
  • Violinist Plays During Brain Surgery To Help Surgeons Find Exactly What's Causing Tremor owl.li/Ansi2
  • ◉ What Makes A Family Of Artists -smartercreativity.com/blog/2014/8/17…
  • ◉ Recommended: On Writing owl.li/Arrla
  • ▶ The Definitive Guide to Object-Oriented JavaScriptowl.li/AoTAf
  • 11 Smells That Are Slowly Disappearing owl.li/Apvaz
  • Which Cities Get the Most Sleep? owl.li/AmIl7
  • Meet the First Woman to Win Math’s Most Prestigious Prize owl.li/Al2nt
  • Edible Flowers Find A Sweet Companion In Chocolateowl.li/Al1Pf
  • CERN scientists simplify space-time in 3 short videosowl.li/AkHGT
  • Reasons why Americans Don't Like Breakfast Cereal Anymore. The once-loved product whose sales went soggy. owl.li/Al0fK
  • Pure CSS parallax scrolling websites owl.li/AkAcH
  • Diversity of Various Tech Companies By the Numbersowl.li/AkRtT
  • How This Algorithm Detected The Ebola Outbreak Before Humans Could owl.li/AkzPz
  • 7 Ways To Inspire Your Curiosity owl.li/AkOtk
  • 12 Reasons to Stop What You're Doing and Read a Book owl.li/Al5Ws
  • Water and air are all you need to make one of world’s most important chemicals owl.li/AkygW
  • Google consortium to build trans-Pacific, undersea fiber-optic cable owl.li/AkikZ
  • Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit owl.li/Akh5m
  • Supermoon photographs from around the worldowl.li/Aj0Ri
  • Fascinating: Meet the Beer Bottle Dictator - Kent ‘Battle’ Martin approves essentially every beer label in the US owl.li/AkgIy
  • Infographic: Everything You Need to Know About the Millennial Consumer owl.li/AixTx
  • Daily Report: As Social Media Studies Proliferate, Experts Weigh Ethics Guidelines owl.li/AkfWi
  • Julian Friedmann Talks About The Mystery of Storytelling on TEDx owl.li/AiovF
  • Supermoon 2014 - In Focus - The Atlantic owl.li/Ak3jL
  • Thousands of Royalty-Free Assets for Adobe Creative Cloud Subscribers owl.li/AinBY
  • Google consortium to build trans-Pacific, undersea fiber-optic cable owl.li/AksMP
  • How To Figure Out Your Most Productive Time Of Dayowl.li/Ahw0z
  • What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund: A phenomenology of reading by a renowned book cover designer. owl.li/AfQQd
  • Design Salaries Survey with info graphics owl.li/AfPQ9
  • The Domestic Cat Genome Has Been Fully Sequenced, and It's Fascinating owl.li/AfQo4
  • ◉ George Balanchine and NYC Ballet owl.li/AaGxb
  • Venture out of your comfort zone. owl.li/AfQ9R
  • Fontface Ninja- it helps you identify the fonts, size and spacing used on any website owl.li/AfPEm
  • A Stroll Through French Typography owl.li/AfQ5k
  • Robots Roam the Tate Museum So You Can 'Visit' After Dark owl.li/Aik3W
  • Visual Designers Checklist for the Web owl.li/AfP5C

Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

Daniel J. Levitin on the benefits of monotasking and daydreaming, for The New York Times

If you want to be more productive and creative, and to have more energy, the science dictates that you should partition your day into project periods. Your social networking should be done during a designated time, not as constant interruptions to your day.
Email, too, should be done at designated times. An email that you know is sitting there, unread, may sap attentional resources as your brain keeps thinking about it, distracting you from what you’re doing. What might be in it? Who’s it from? Is it good news or bad news? It’s better to leave your email program off than to hear that constant ping and know that you’re ignoring messages.

What Makes A Family Of Artists

Another fantastic blog post by Maria Konnikova, for The New Yorker, discussing the studies that explore whether creativity is hereditary or not: 

After a decade of research, [Baptiste] Barbot has discovered that, if we are to understand the hereditary and environmental nature of creativity, we need to think of creativity as a constellation of factors that come together in the right way, at the right moment—“maybe a bit of intelligence, some associative thinking, some divergent thinking, and then some personality traits, like the tendency to take risks, your motivation, and your specific interests.” he said. “These factors are partly genetically based, and, of course, partly environmental.”